08 August 2011

Why is Chris Myers Calling NFL Games on Fox?

Now this is not going to be a rant on Chris Myers as a person (although those Katrina comments were disgusting). Myers built a solid reputation at ESPN in the 90's as a quality reporter and as a good interviewer on Up Close. And he does good work when he's a sideline reporter for the NFL on Fox. Granted he's a clown on NASCAR on Fox but when he drops the outsider act can do some good work. But for some reason, Fox is putting him as a play-by-play announcer full-time on Fox NFL Sunday, where he will work a game every week with Tim Ryan on the five crew. Facepalm.
Myers has done a few NFL games as a play-by-play over the last couple of seasons and it's safe to say he's been a disaster. He shows almost no emotion as well as a complete lack of understanding of what it takes to be a competent broadcaster. Rather than me continuing my anger, I will let his work speak for itself. Here are some clips of the ineptitude of Christopher Patrick Myers in the booth.


Here's a great one, if only the NFL would allow video embedding. Hell, baseball allows some now.



And you wonder why people mock Fox incessantly? And I like Tim Ryan a lot but he really got screwed as he goes from working with Sam Rosen to this guy. Just don't get it.

3 comments:

  1. myers has covered the nfl for years and he has done play by play with ron jaworski, john lynch, and brian billick to name a few.. as a fan i know he knows whats going on and sounds like he is having fun doing it. good for fox and tim ryan !!

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  2. Years later....the questions is still being asked.....listening to a call on the Miami vs Atlanta game and what a tool! Both him and his partner... Chris Myers and Tim Ryan......what a complete crap of a call....talk about one sides calling....sickening...

    Both Chris Myers and Tim Ryan .....lets try and call the game fairly!!!!

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